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Old 10-19-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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This is how I remember winter weather. Actually Elvis Presely even sang about it: "Cold Kentucky Rain".

One bad winter thing is the occasional freezing rain thing, which can mess things up. Otherwise, I agree with the other posters on what I recall of KY weather.
Yeah the freezing is rough but other than that, not too bad.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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What I remember about Louisville winters were cold, drizzle and no sun for days on end...
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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I must say that I do badly miss the Louisville winter weather--I live in Australia now (going on 6 years). I recall clearly the cadet grey skies that seemed to loom overhead for weeks without a break, with plenty of freezing cold rain --sideways because of the wind!--and then all of a sudden you'd get a gorgeous day complete with clear blue skies and sunshine. Mind you it would still be freezing, but the one day of sunshine would do you a world of good.

Someone mentioned the snowstorms that seem to come every so many years. That's right--most of the time it's just cold cold cold and raining (icing up overnight), but I can recall as clear as a bell the winters of 92/93 and 93/94 (somewhere in that area) that it snowed up to the roof of my camaro, and it was so cold that you could chuck a glass of water out the back door and it froze into ice balls before it hit the ground.

Those are exceptional cases of course, but they do happen.

**sigh** Miss sledding down the hills at Waverly Park and the flood wall at Greenwood boat docks.....

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Old 10-20-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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I must say that I do badly miss the Louisville winter weather--I live in Australia now (going on 6 years). I recall clearly the cadet grey skies that seemed to loom overhead for weeks without a break, with plenty of freezing cold rain --sideways because of the wind!--and then all of a sudden you'd get a gorgeous day complete with clear blue skies and sunshine. Mind you it would still be freezing, but the one day of sunshine would do you a world of good.

Someone mentioned the snowstorms that seem to come every so many years. That's right--most of the time it's just cold cold cold and raining (icing up overnight), but I can recall as clear as a bell the winters of 92/93 and 93/94 (somewhere in that area) that it snowed up to the roof of my camaro, and it was so cold that you could chuck a glass of water out the back door and it froze into ice balls before it hit the ground.

Those are exceptional cases of course, but they do happen.

**sigh** Miss sledding down the hills at Waverly Park and the flood wall at Greenwood boat docks.....

What's it like living in Australia?
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Yeah the freezing is rough but other than that, not too bad.
But, do businesses close down? I don't mean the schools - they probably do, but do the offices close down? Northern VA also gets that funky freezing rain or sleet at the MOST INOPPORTUNE times (weekdays at 8:27 a.m. when everyone is on the roads and the kids are in school already). The kids might get out of school, but the Fed. Govt., county govts., and regular offices won't close, so it's just a big honking mess. Of course, retail does its best to stay open.

Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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oh of course businesses close down! it wouldnt be a true louisville winter if they didnt close down or let out early at the first signs of snow or freezing rain. lol. last winter there were so many businesses closed during one "storm" they didnt have room to display them on the TV crawl on the bottom of the screen, you had to go online to look your business up.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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oh of course businesses close down! it wouldnt be a true louisville winter if they didnt close down or let out early at the first signs of snow or freezing rain. lol. last winter there were so many businesses closed during one "storm" they didnt have room to display them on the TV crawl on the bottom of the screen, you had to go online to look your business up.
Sounds good to me. I'd much rather have everyone know to get off the streets and let the salt trucks or whatever do their thing, so folks who HAVE to be at work can get to their destinations (police, fire & rescue, hospital staff, airport personnel, etc.). Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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well when everyone got off early last year, the ice storm hit earlier then expected, when everyone was on their way home, so it turned into a BIG traffic jam, it took 1 1/2 hours to get home, when it usually takes me 20-30 minutes. That wasnt good.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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well when everyone got off early last year, the ice storm hit earlier then expected, when everyone was on their way home, so it turned into a BIG traffic jam, it took 1 1/2 hours to get home, when it usually takes me 20-30 minutes. That wasnt good.
No, that wasn't good. Mother Nature! She is just a little dickens.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Burlington, KY
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i heard from someone that kentucky does not use salt on it's roads when they do freeze. is that true?
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